TMT Insights Showcases Expanded Capabilities of Its Polaris Platform at IBC 2023

Cloud localization roadmap, advancements in DEI, new services and strategic relationships are on the agenda 

Los Angeles, August 8, 2023 – TMT Insights, which specializes in professional services and software development for the media and entertainment (M&E) industry, is highlighting major enhancements to its Polaris operational management software platform, including a cloud localization roadmap, at IBC 2023, September 15 18 at the Amsterdam RAI.

In addition to showcasing the expanded capabilities of Polaris, TMT is also highlighting:

  • The upcoming launch of a new TMT services group
  • Recent customer engagements and industry collaborations
  • Its latest efforts to further Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion (DEI) within TMT and the M&E industry


TMT will conduct ongoing demonstrations of its Polaris operational management software platform in a unique environment, on a boat docked at the RAI. The platform is designed to give professionals a “single pane of glass” view of the entire media supply chain: ingest, localization, editing, QC and end-to-end content delivery. In addition to demonstrating Polaris, TMT will discuss its key upgrades and highlight current customer applications.

“Polaris can deliver long-term value for organizations regardless of where their other business process systems are in terms of development maturity, or if they are a mix of legacy and new technologies,” said Hannah Barnhardt, COO, and co-founder of TMT Insights. “There’s no one entry point to begin using Polaris and the platform’s continued evolution into new areas like localization will further widen its audience.”

Cloud-based localization is a natural extension of Polaris. The platform is already facilitating approximately 200,000 subtitle conforms and 50,000 audio dub conforms for customers, and localization is a critical link to other Polaris-enabled functions in the media supply chain such as full ordering and task management.

At NAB 2023, TMT announced that Crunchyroll, the international anime brand, had deployed Polaris to enable end-to-end operational control and visibility across its global content supply chain. Now, Crunchy Roll is using Polaris to orchestrate localization workflows – a perfect example of the platform’s ability to scale and grow with an organization’s expanding needs.

The Polaris localization capabilities align with the Cloud Localization Blueprint proposed by the IBC Accelerator program, a consortium of media supply chain software companies, service providers, and M&E organizations that have explored a definitive blueprint for distributing entertainment content globally. At IBC, TMT plans to announce its membership in the IBC Accelerator program, promote its strategic implementation, and collaborate with several program members to provide Polaris as support for workflow re-engineering and re-architecture.

Media Operations Group

TMT is announcing the formation of a new division, Media Operations, which will provide technical onboarding solutions for customers who need to implement supply chain modernization tools but lack the internal resources to manage and sustain those deployments within their overall ecosystem. The company will formally announce the new group and its leadership in August 2023.

DEI & Sustainability

At IBC, TMT will provide an update on its efforts to further diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and sustainability initiatives, highlighted by its sponsorship of the Corporate Star awards, and TMT’s certification as a Great Place to Work, among other company and industry achievements.

About TMT Insights TMT Insights is a professional services and software development company delivering leading capabilities in the digital supply chain, including media content management, cloud technology, and SaaS/D2C experiences to global media companies. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills within the media & entertainment, digital & cloud technology space, our team offers industry leading services such as strategy and CXO advisory, product ideation & innovation, cloud transformation, process re-engineering and development to our partners. As early adopters of new technologies, we embrace the power of collaboration and work with our partners to combine our guidance with action to further drive efficiency, value, and scale to their communities.


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